Aerospace, Defense, & Transportation

Stout works extensively across a variety of Aerospace, Defense, and Transportation sectors and end markets. Our professionals advise aircraft operators, manufacturers, mechanical and electronic components producers, military contractors, and companies that specialize in air, land, or sea vehicles, systems, and infrastructure. More than 400 companies in the Aerospace, Defense, and Transportation industry have sought financial advice from Stout. Clients value our deep knowledge of the industry and how closely we monitor it. Simply put, we know what makes these companies valuable.

Our experience includes:

Aircraft, Structures, and Support

  • Commercial and freighter aircraft
  • Regional and business jets
  • Light aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Airframes and aerostructures
  • Composite components
  • Engineering and installation tools
  • Ground support equipment
  • Airframe MRO

Mechanical, Propulsion, and Landing

  • Aircraft engines
  • Fans and turbine blades
  • Fuel systems
  • Steering, landing, and braking
  • Primary and secondary controls
  • Rivets, bushings, and bearings
  • Related machined parts
  • Other mechanical components
  • MRO parts and components

Electronics, Avionics, and Interior

  • Navigation and cockpit systems
  • Communication systems
  • Visual support systems
  • Pilot training support systems
  • Information technology
  • Cockpits and passenger cabins
  • Interior parts and components
  • Other electronic components
  • MRO electronics and parts

Military and Defense

  • Military aircraft and missiles
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Satellites and space systems
  • Defense electronics
  • Threat detection systems
  • Weapons and armor
  • Ground military vehicles
  • Support defense systems
  • Military and defense MRO


  • Air freight and logistics
  • Airlines
  • Marine
  • Road and rail
  • Transportation infrastructure

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